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Above average benefits, growing company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO

I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Growing company, benefits are good. In all major cities, if you want to move around there should be good opportunities for that.

Cons

Too many levels of management, top heavy. Scorecards and metrics used for annual evaluations needs to be restructured, plenty of room for improvement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time to re-org and get more efficient, managers and above get too comfortable and are not very effective

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Restructuring in IT means IF you survive the cut... you will work like a dog with little appreciation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support
    Current Employee - Desktop Support

    I have been working at TIAA-CREF full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are very good in comparison to other companies currently. PTO request are normally always granted and understood as needed for life situations as long as not abused.

    Cons

    Recent somewhat large restructuring in IT departments took place specifically those who were most experienced and resourceful within Client Services. The fall out leaves very high stress to meet SLA's for 50+ tickets to resolve in a 3 day turn around...and they keep on pouring in w/out management acknowledging it is a problem. Consistently work 5+ hours overtime with less time with family work/life balance. No advancement opportunities unless you live or move to Charlotte, Denver or another large site location. Employee training for IT persons is a joke with no offer to sponsor external classroom training or online.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting your vetted and highly experienced IT staff for the sake of saving money to hire IT executives days after will hurt your bottom line more than do good. Now the company receives major delays in service with no end in site without back-fill of new, less experienced talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The pay and benefits are good, but promotions are unlikely.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Individual Consultant (Inbound ) in Denver, CO

    I worked at TIAA-CREF full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k plan. Great benefits including good health insurance, great tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on who you know. It is very difficult to switch departments because job filling is very silo oriented. I worked there for nearly 6 years and never knew anyone that got promoted more than one time. They are very picky about you having all of the qualifications that they fill are related, including ones that they did not list in the job posting. From the time you post for a job to the time that you get the offer or rejection is usually 2 months. The job candidate selection is based 100% on subjective measures, no test, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some changes to job filling procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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